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we would see Jesus

A very nice woman in Alanreed, Texas, got the church keys from her mom and gave me a tour around the inside of the church. She showed me the whole place – the door where a homeless person broke in and the room where they lived for a while, some tiny Sunday school classrooms, the old church sign, and some very scary-looking stairs to the baptistry. This open hymnal was the best of everything she showed me.

Alanreed, Texas
photographed 10.9.2021

Memorial Directory

Once, in Lebanon, Nebraska, we were looking in a cemetery for a particular grave. The posted map didn’t match the cemetery’s layout at all – for all the help in provided it could well have been a map of the country of Lebanon.

I always do look for the map (or in this case, the fancier-sounding Memorial Directory) when I’m wandering around cemeteries. It’s sort of like how I always want to see the caretaker’s shack: it ties into my continual interest in the way things work.

Vega, Texas
photographed 10.9.2021

Old > New

An old building in downtown Wildorado, Texas, lives out the remainder of its days under the watchful – and perhaps judgey – eye of that fancy new house. Such is the way of things.

Wildorado, Texas
photographed 10.8.2021

Lucy’s Tacos

I am pretty sure Lucy makes delicious tacos. What I am less sure about is where she sells them, as the building right behind the sign appears to not have an operable kitchen. Or, you know, anything else Lucy or her customers would require.

Afton, Oklahoma
photographed 10.12.2021


The carnival wasn’t in operation the day I was there. In fact, not much of anything was in operation the day I was there.

Hydro, Oklahoma
photographed 10.10.2021

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